Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Melanie's kids

Introducing Junebug (on the left) and Firefly (on the right). The dad is Lars, an Oberhasli - so Junebug looks like him. Firefly looks like Melanie who is pygmy/angora. They are about 36 hours old in this picture.

Forrest loves to talk to the kids.

As you can see they are very different in size. Firefly weighed about 2# when she was born, but she is growing quickly.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Christopher is a triplet born to Iceni in April. He had a rough start - it was very wet and cold - so he wasn't eating well in the beginning. I bottle feed him for a weekend, but continued to bring him to the barn. He stayed bonded with his goat family. Christopher loves people and is a sweet guy - he'll be staying :)

Friday, July 2, 2010


Melanie hanging out in her shed the day before having kids.

More kids!

Melanie had twin does yesterday. Her breeding was an accident - Lars opened the gate for her..... This is the last of the kids for this year. It's been pretty wild - 18 of them and only 5 females! It's time to sell may of the older ones and get the population back to a reasonable amount.

More about Melanie's kids later....